Preface; A short history of audio technology; PART ONE: PRINCIPLES OF DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING; Introduction; Principles of sampling; Principles of quantization; Overview of A/D conversion systems; Operation of AD-D/A converters; Codes for digital magnetic recording; Principles of error correction; PART TWO: THE COMPACT DISC; Overview of the compact disc medium; Compact disc encoding; Opto-electronics and the optical block; The servo circuits in CD players; Signal processing; PART THREE: DIGITAL AUDIO RECORDING SYSTEMS; Outline; Video PCM-formats; Digital audio tape (DAT) format; Non-tracking digital audio tape (DAT); MiniDisc; PART FOUR: ADVANCED DIGITAL AUDIO TECHNOLOGIES; Super audio compact disc (SACD); DVD-Audio; Audio compression; APPENDICES; Error correction; Sampling theorem; Serial copy management system (SCMS); Digital audio interface format (S/PDIF-IEC958)
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REVIEWS OF PREVIOUS EDITIONS:
'Decidedly a book for which the market has been waiting... it should find wide appeal amongst audio engineers, students and hi-fi enthusiasts.'
Practical Electronics magazine
'The definitive book on CD players and associated technology...essential reading for the budding audio engineers...a place should be found for it on the shelves of the electronics department in every college and at all good reference libraries.'
Hi-Fi News magazine